Policeman Among Two Arrested With Contraband, Rs 55,000 Cash

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two drug peddlers along with the contraband and Rs 55,000 cash in Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Policeman among two arrested with contraband, Rs 55,000 cash in Chadoora

The spokesman said that continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Budgam police have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substances and cash from their possession.

He said that during patrolling at Nagam-Hayatpora road police party of Police Station Chadoora intercepted a vehicle (Alto-800) bearing registration number JKO4E-9628 with two persons on board.

“They have been identified as Mohammad Ayoub Beigh son of Mohammad Jamal Beigh resident of Nowhar Chadoora and Nazir Ahmed Sheikh son of Mohammad Shafi Shiekh resident of Tangnar Chadoora,” he added.

According to the officials, Beigh is working in the police department.

“During search, 69 Kgs of Poppy Straw and cash amount of  Rs 55000/= were recovered from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to the police station where they remain in custody. Besides, vehicle used in the commission of the crime was also seized,” said police spokesman in a statement.

“Accordingly, a case vide FIR No 67/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Chadoora and further investigation set into motion,” he said.

“Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace,” said a police spokesman in a statement.

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